There are a lot of myths out there about what you can and cannot eat with braces. I’m not going to lie, some of them are really funny. But it is important that we separate fact from fiction when it comes to your oral health. So let’s clear up the confusion once and for all: No, you cannot eat chips with braces!

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Do you think I’m going to believe anything my orthodontist tells me?

If he was saying that, then what are all of these other people telling me?! No way. You can’t eat taffy with braces either! The list goes on and on. What about granola bars? Nope- not a thing. My point is this: if you want your teeth to stay healthy between visits from the orthodontist, just avoid eating any food that will get stuck in your braces or between them. Foods like caramel apples, hard candy, nuts and chips can be really harmful for patients wearing braces because they could damage brackets or become lodged in tight spaces in the mouth where bacteria thrive. So nix the


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